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Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan

Delonix Homes is proud to be the title sponsor for this 1st annual event, and all for an awesome cause.

Women for Wishes a charity golf tournament with all funds going to Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan.

The golf tournament starts with a brunch and the caddy auction the caddy’s will consist of local businessmen, media personal, and men in the health care field all volunteering their time caddying to treat the ladies to a great day on the links. Then nine holes of golf each hole has local businesses providing services for our golfers. After golf is a delicious meal at Dakota Dunes Golf Links.

Ladies this event is all about FUN-raising for a great organization!!

Call 306-850-9474 to sign up your teams today!!! Limited spaces available only 150.00 per golf or $600.00 per team

Register online HERE 

Evergreen Fair in the Square

Come out and celebrate the Community of Evergreen! Saskatoon Land invites you to attend the Evergreen Fair in the Square. The event will take place on June 10, 2017 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM at Evergreen Village Square and will feature a variety of family-friendly entertainment and activities. There will be kids activities including a bubble station, face painters, fishing pond and inflatables, a community BBQ hosted by the Evergreen Community Association and entertainment including DJ! 

Evergreen Fair in the Square

 

Activities & Entertainment

  • Outdoor Mini-Tradeshow
  • Wide Open Children’s Theatre Puppet Show 
  • Face Painting
  • Warren the Balloon Man
  • Kenni the Clown
  • Bubble station
  • Community BBQ hosted by the Evergreen Community Association
  • DJ
  • 3 in 1 Choo Choo Train Inflatable
  • Monster Obstacle Adventure Inflatable
  •  and more!

 

Where is Evergreen Village Square?

Take McOrmond Drive north to Evergreen and turn left onto Evergreen Boulevard.

Map to Evergreen Village Square

Outdoor Mini-Tradeshow Participants

Baydo Development
Brixton Development
Broadstreet Properties
CNS Developments
Delonix Construction
Evershine Construction
Innovative Residential
Jaylin Homes
Meridian Developments
Montana Homes
​Pawluk Homes
Riverbend Developments
Terratech Construction Group
North Ridge 
Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association
Saskatoon Land

 

When Saskatoon builder Delonix decided to build a “flagship” show home at 1326 Steeves Avenue, they chose their Spruce floor plan, according to owner Daryl Shannon. And for good reason.
The floor plan is a versatile two-storey design with so many of the features home buyer desire.

The Spruce

“Some people have that misconception that a narrow lot home has to be of lesser quality or something. From our win of Best Production Home last year at the Bridges Awards, that’s not really a true statement,” Shannon says.
The Delonix show home at 1326 Steeves is a beautiful two-storey home that owner Daryl Shannon calls their “flagship” show home. (Delonix Homes)
The kitchen in this Delonix show home is right on trend with white and grey tones. The white tile back splash and quartz countertops, with white and grey cabinetry, combined with stainless steel appliances will surely delight any home buyer. (Delonix Homes)
The Delonix show home at 1326 Steeves is a beautiful two-storey home that owner Daryl Shannon calls their “flagship” show home. (Delonix Homes)
The master bedroom ensuite is a worthy private retreat with white vanity, quarter vanity top and a built-in makeup table. A private water closet is closed off by a glass paneled pocket door. (Delonix Homes)
The Delonix show home at 1326 Steeves is a beautiful two-storey home that owner Daryl Shannon calls their “flagship” show home. (Delonix Homes)
The main level features beautiful grey-toned hardwood floors and an open concept design, provides tons of options for the home owner. (Delonix Homes)
The Spruce model comes with loads of character. The exterior details include a Dutch gable and cedar shaker accents.
Inside, the main living area offers an open concept to give many options for design. There are ceiling beams to add definition and character to the space. Overall, the nine-foot ceilings on the main level and bright open space make the whole house feel larger than 1,512 square feet.

“We’ve done a lot of research with our clients, with people that have looked at our houses in the past, to find out some of the things that are really important to them and we tried to incorporate it into the actual design of this plan,” notes Shannon.

The wainscoting, chandelier and honeycomb tile floor in the main-floor bathroom take the average powder room to the next level. It rarely fails to get a “wow” from visitors, says Shannon.

Throughout the home, barn doors provide some character and design appeal. One leads from the kitchen to the pantry. Another leads to the mudroom/locker room.

“It’s like having a drop zone area, right in from the garage, a place where you can kick off shoes,” explains Shannon. Lockers provide storage and organization for a busy family and keeps mud and shoes away from the front entrance.

Another barn door features opaque glass panels for a private water closet in the master ensuite. The ensuite features a beautiful quartz vanity top, with tile backsplash, shower, and a built in make up table.

Another feature that came out of their research was the wider staircase to the upper floor. Delonix added an extra 16 inches of space. The extra width adds to the airy feel, but also serves a practical purpose for homeowners when moving in bedroom furniture. Shannon jokes that no one will have to recreate the ‘Friends’ television episode with someone shouting “Pivot!”

Overall, the Spruce floor plan has been quite popular for the builder, sometimes with small changes to suit the client’s needs.

“We wanted it to be a great launching point for our customers to say what they really like about it and what they’d like to see different,” says Daryl. “The plan is so friendly that we can make those changes really easily.”

The Spruce by Delonix, located at 1326 Steeves Avenue in Confederation Park, is open for viewing next Saturday, April 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. For a personal viewing call Daryl Shannon at 306-341-2184.

 

CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence has announced the list of finalists for this years best in the home building industry, and we are so excited to part of this list for a Best Home award. 

As a home builder in Saskatoon we are really proud to represent our great city at the national level. The Cypress did win Best Production home up to 1300 sq.ft at the SRHBA Bridges Awards, maybe we will bring this award home to Saskatoon on a National level. 

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 National Awards for Housing Excellence.

“These awards are about excellence and recognizing the very best in Canadian new homes, home renovations, community development and marketing across Canada,” said CHBA Chief Executive Officer Kevin Lee. 

Thirty-nine CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence will be presented at the Association’s 74th National Conference on May 12th in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.

CHBA members responded enthusiastically to the national awards program with a record number of entries in 2017. Over 70 judges were engaged in the process over the course of several weeks to review the entries to select the finalists. Then the winners were selected by a national panel of judges who met in Ottawa over the course of three days to review the finalists’ entries. “When you are judging the best in Canadian new homes, there is no doubt that as a judge you have your work cut out for you. With so many exciting and innovative projects to choose from it was a challenging task, and it took a practical army of judges from coast to coast to do it justice! The process also makes it a huge honour to win, so there will be great anticipation and excitement when the winners are announced in May,” said Lee. 

CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence will be presented for projects of varying sizes in the following categories: 

•    New Home Awards (15 in total), 
•    Home Renovation Awards (10 in total), 
•    Marketing Awards (10 in total) 
•    Community Development Award (1 award)
•    Net Zero Home Award (1 award)

The new Net Zero Home Award is being introduced this year to recognize a high energy efficient home under the Association’s net zero labelling program. 

Two major national awards, one for Marketing Excellence and one for Design Excellence, will also be presented to the home builder who has achieved the highest level of success in the marketing and new homes categories respectively. 

A complete listing by category of all the CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence finalists can be found below.

Visit the Finalist image gallery.

2017 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence Finalists

NEW HOME AWARDS

Attached Homes – Under 1,500 square feet
Armco Capital, Halifax, NS: “The Cardinal (Governors Brook model)”
Aryze Developments Inc., Victoria, BC: “Frank”
Lucchetta Homes, Welland, ON: “The Residences At Hunters Pointe”
Rinaldi Homes, Niagara Falls, ON: “Optimist Lane”
StreetSide Developments, Edmonton, AB: “Altius Crystallina Essex”

Attached Homes – 1,500 square feet and over
Alloy Homes Incorporated, Calgary, AB: “Kensington Townhome”
Art House Developments, Ottawa, ON: “Putman Ave”
Empire Custom Homes, Calgary, AB: “Valour Park | Estate 7”
Hayer Builders Group, Surrey, BC: “Summit”
Treehouse Developments Ltd, Calgary, AB: “The Broadview in Hillhurst”

Attached Homes – Mid-to High-rise Condominium or Apartment Units under 1,000 sq. ft.
Homes by Avi, Calgary, AB: “Canoe – #145”
Homes by Avi, Calgary, AB: “Canoe – #42”
StreetSide Developments, Edmonton, AB: “Aloft Skyview – Aurora”
StreetSide Developments, Edmonton, AB: “Crossroads of Rutherford – Fairbanks”
Tien Sher Group of Companies, Surrey, BC: “Balance”

Attached Homes – Mid-to High-rise Condominium or Apartment Units 1,000 sq. ft. and over
Adera Development Corporation, Vancouver, BC: “Shore IV”
Homes by Avi, Calgary, AB: “Canoe – #1”
Homes by Avi, Calgary, AB: “Canoe – #2”
Remington Development Corporation, Calgary, AB: “Champagne 1”
Remington Development Corporation, Calgary, AB: “Champagne 2”

Attached Homes – Mid-to High-rise Condominium or Apartment (Entire Project)
Adera Development Corporation, Vancouver, BC: “Shore IV”
Homes by Avi, Calgary, AB: “Canoe at Auburn Bay”
Minto Communities and Hobin Architecture Incorporated, Ottawa, ON: “Minto@lansdowne”
North Ridge Development Corporation, Saskatoon, SK: “Serenity Pointe”
Remington Development Corporation, Calgary, AB: “Champagne”

Detached Homes – Production | One-storey Bungalow
Brookfield Residential, Calgary, AB: “Carmini 2 in Artesia”
Homes by Avi, Springbank, AB: “Harmony Rundle”
Homes by Avi, Heritage Pointe, AB: “Artesia – Rundle”
Munro Homes Ltd., Regina, SK: “Timber Creek”
Vicky’s Homes, Edmonton, AB: “Venzo”

Detached Homes – Production | Under 1,500 square feet
Delonix Homes, Saskatoon, SK: “The Cypress”
Douglas Homes Ltd., Cochrane, AB: “Vermillion”
Homes by Dream, Crossfield, AB: “Milo”
Linwood Custom Homes Ltd., Bracebridge, ON: “The Wood Lake”
Seven Lakes Developments Ltd., Porters Lake, NS: “Stargazer by Synergy Homes, a division of Seven Lakes Developments”

Detached Homes – Production | 1,500 to 2,200 square feet
Linwood Custom Homes Ltd., Lakefield, ON: “The Selwyn”
NuVista Homes, DeWinton, AB: “The Westwood By Augusta Fine Homes, a division of NuVista Homes”
Odessa Group, Kent, BC: “Woodside at Harrison Highlands”
Portrait Homes Ltd., Maple Ridge, BC: “Nelson Peak – Phase 2”
Schuit Homes Inc., Ancaster, ON: “Perth Park Edwards Residence”

Detached Homes – Production | 2,201 to 2,500 square feet
Homes by Dream, Calgary, AB: “Arrival Collection 30i”
Linwood Custom Homes Ltd., Huntsville, ON: “The Beachwood”
Miracon Development Inc., Surrey, BC: “Westside Phase 1”
NRT Development, Vancouver, BC: “W11”
Vicky’s Homes, Edmonton, AB: “Valenzio”

Detached Homes – Production | 2,501 to 3,500 square feet
Astoria Homes Ltd, Watermark at Bearspaw, AB: “The Cambridge – Watemark at Bearspaw”
Brookfield Residential, Calgary, AB: “Lavello 2 in Legacy”
Homes by Avi, Springbank, Rocky View County, AB: “Harmony Cromwell”
Homes by Avi, Heritage Pointe, AB: “Artesia – Waterford”
RND Construction and Christopher Simmonds Architect, Ottawa, ON: “Riverpark Green – The Orchard”

Detached Homes – Production | Over 3,500 square feet
Astoria Homes Ltd, Watermark at Bearspaw, AB: “The Austin – Watermark at Bearspaw”
Fusion Homes, Guelph, ON: “Solterra”
Marble Construction Ltd., North Vancouver, BC: “Leovista”
Sorbara Group of Companies, Toronto, ON: “Model D – Crafthouse”
Sorbara Group of Companies, Pickering, ON: “Marina – Fairwater Estates”

Detached Homes – Custom | Under 2,500 square feet
Golden Bee Homes Inc., Toronto, ON: “Skinny”
Haven Builders, Saskatoon, SK: “Perfectly Prairie”
L.W.E. Builders Inc, Fernie, BC: “Kootenay Haven”
Northern Sky Development Inc, Christopher Lake, SK: “Saskatchewan Lakeside Fusion”
RDC Fine Homes Inc., Squamish, BC: “Crumpit Woods Oasis”

Detached Homes – Custom | 2,501 to 3,500 square feet
Award Builders Ltd., Oak Bay (Victoria), BC: “No Visible Means of Support”
Gordon Tobey Developments Ltd, Quinte West, ON: “Heron Gate”
Kon-strux Developments, Calgary, AB: “Brick And Light On The Hill”
Mike Lobe Contracting Ltd., Abbotsford, BC: “Townshipline”
Park Royal Homes, Edmonton, AB: “May Common Residence”

Detached Homes – Custom | 3,501 to 6,000 square feet
Alloy Homes Incorporated, Calgary, AB: “Garden House”
Crystal Creek Homes, Calgary, AB: “Crystal Creek Custom”
RND Construction and Christopher Simmonds Architect, Ottawa, ON: “Revelstoke Drive”
Rusch Projects 2010 Ltd., Calgary, AB: “Cityscapes”
VictorEric Premium Homes, Burnaby, BC: “Hythe Residence”

Detached Homes – Custom | Over 6,000 square feet
Barry Wade Homes Inc., Cambridge, ON: “Cambridge Estate”
Gonell Homes, Vaughan, ON: “Asaria Developments III”
McKinley Masters Custom Homes, Rocky View County, AB: “Tresco Estate”

NET ZERO HOME AWARD

Alliance Taillon Voyer, Laval, QC: “Net Zero Condo Val des Ruisseaux”
Doug Tarry Limited, St. Thomas, ON: “The Northgate Net Zero Home”
Minto Communities, Ottawa, ON: “Minto Killarney NZE Home”
Reid’s Heritage Homes, Guelph, ON: “The Net Zero Discovery Home”
Sloot Construction, Guelph, ON: “Sloot Custom Net Zero”

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Brookfield Residential, Edmonton, AB: “The Orchards”
eQ Homes, Kemptville, ON: “eQuinelle”
Heritage Pointe Properties, Heritage Pointe, AB: “Artesia at Heritage Pointe (Phase 3)”
Lucchetta Homes, Welland, ON: “The Residences At Hunters Pointe”
Zenterra Developments, Surrey, BC: “Hyde Park Phase 2”

RENOVATION AWARDS

Kitchen – under $50,000
Alloy Homes Incorporated, Calgary, AB: “Skylight House”
Coleman-Dias³ Construction Inc. and GCW Custom Kitchens & Cabinetry, London, ON: “Classic Main Floor Kitchen Renovation”
Coleman-Dias³ Construction Inc., London, ON: “Modern Two-Tone Kitchen Renovation”
Eagleview Construction, Waterloo, ON
My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Delta, BC: “Forever Family”

Kitchen – $50,000 to $100,000
Bramson Construction, Toronto, ON: “Chef’s Kitchen”
Kon-strux Developments, Calgary, AB: “Silky Study, Bold: Kitchen”
Kon-strux Developments, Calgary, AB: “Split-Level Splendour: Kitchen”
Kon-strux Developments, Calgary, AB: “Suburban Stunner: Kitchen ”
Ridgewater Homes Ltd., Pitt Meadows, BC: “Mid Century Modern”

Kitchen – Over $100,000
Empire Custom Homes, Calgary, AB: “Marked Rejuvenation”
Euro Canadian Construction, Vancouver, BC: “Chef’s Delight”
My House Design/Build Team Ltd., West Vancouver, BC: “Cedardale Contemporary”
My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Surrey, BC: “Rustic Refined”
Ultimate Renovations, Calgary, AB: “Lake Bonavista Kitchen”

Bathroom
Kon-strux Developments, Calgary, AB: “Elegant Art Deco Bathroom”
MAC Renovations Ltd., Victoria, BC: “Grand Ensuite”
My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Vancouver, BC: “Classic Elegance”
Ultimate Renovations, Calgary, AB: “Lake Bonavista Ensuite”
Ultimate Renovations, Calgary, AB: “Palliser Ensuite”

Any Room
Capital Cellars, Ottawa, ON: “Room for Wine”
Just Basements, Ottawa, ON: “Don’t You Dare Say “Man Cave””
Kon-strux Developments, Calgary, AB: “Suburban Stunner: Livingroom”
My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Vancouver, BC: “Classic Elegance”
Ultimate Renovations, Calgary, AB: “Lake Bonavista Basement”

Whole House – under $100,000
Alair Homes Georgian Bay, Innisfil, ON: “Adams Road”
Coleman-Dias³ Construction Inc. and GCW Custom Kitchens & Cabinetry, London, ON: “Classic Main Floor Renovation”
Coleman-Dias³ Construction Inc., Port Stanley, ON: “Contemporary Main Floor Renovation”
K & P Contracting Ltd., Portugal Cove – St. Philips, NL: “Simms Renovation”
Make It Home Ltd., Winnipeg, MB: “Wake me up!”

Whole House – $100,000 to $250,000
Kon-strux Developments, Calgary, AB: “Split-Level Splendour: Whole House”
Kon-strux Developments, Calgary, AB: “Suburban Stunner: Whole House”
Kon-strux Developments, Calgary, AB: “Foothills Style: Whole House”
SLV Homes, Sudbury, ON: “The Ramsey House”
Super 7 Group Inc., Toronto, ON: “Marine Parade”

Whole House – $250,001 – $500,000
Alair Homes, St. Albert, AB: “Weatherby Place”
Ridgewater Homes Ltd., Pitt Meadows, BC: “Mid Century Modern”
RND Construction and Ha2 Architecture Design, Ottawa, ON: “Stairway to Haven”
Saint Construction Management Ltd., Vancouver, BC: “Ross Street”
Sloot Construction, Township of Puslinch, ON: “Deerview Ridge”

Whole House – $500,001 to $1 million
Alair Homes London Grand Bend, London, ON: “Old North London Wellington Street”
My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Coquitlam, BC: “Contemporary Canvas”
Saint Construction Management Ltd., Vancouver, BC: “Graveley Street”
Ultimate Renovations, Calgary, AB: “Lake Bonavista Renovation”
Upward Construction & Renovation Ltd., Vancouver, BC: “Kerrisdale Contemporary”

Whole House – over $1 million
Alloy Homes Incorporated, Calgary, AB: “Ridge House”
Fairmont Properties, Toronto, ON: “West Rosedale”
Marino General Contracting, Vancouver, BC: “Edgy Outlook on a Vancouver Classic”
My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Vancouver, BC: “Classic Elegance”
Premium Renovations Ltd, Calgary, AB: “Hua Residence”

MARKETING AWARDS

Signage & Logo
Brookfield Residential, Paris, ON: “Pinehurst”
     Concept, Creative and Production: BAM – Builder Advertising & Marketing
Great Gulf and Hullmark Developments Ltd., Toronto, ON: “home”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Community Agency
Homes by Avi, Calgary, AB: “Tesoro in Tuscany”
Metroly, Oakville, ON: “THE 6IXTH”
     Concept, Creative and Production: 52 Pick-up
Zenterra Developments, Surrey, BC: “SOHO Phase 1”

Brochure/Kit
Andrin Homes Ltd. And Heathwood Group Limited, Whitby, ON: “Country Lane”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Ryan Design International
Concert Properties, Vancouver, BC: “NAVÍO at The Creek”
Great Gulf, Milton, ON: “Arbor Peaks”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Community Agency
Great Gulf and Hullmark Developments Ltd., Toronto, ON: “home”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Community Agency
Remington Homes, Vaughan, ON: “LUNA Towns”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Vander Brand

Website
Alloy Homes Incorporated, Calgary, International, AB: “Alloy Homes new website”
Brookfield Residential, Edmonton, AB: “LiveBrookfield.com”
Fusion Homes, Guelph, ON: “The Studio at the Metalworks”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Blackjet
RDC Fine Homes Inc., Whistler, BC: “RDC Fine Homes”
SigNature Communities, Richmond Hill, ON: “U-Social”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Blackjet

Direct Promotion – Electronic
Concert Properties, Vancouver, BC: “NAVÍO at The Creek”
Geranium Homes, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON: “Construction & Craftsmanship Video”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Builder Insight Group
Losani Homes Ltd., Hamilton, ON: “Central Park”
     Concept, Creative and Production: McOuat Partnership
Pacesetter Homes, Edmonton, AB: “Humans Hearts and Hands”
Zenterra Developments, Surrey, BC: “SOHO Phase 1”

Direct Promotion – Print
Brookfield Residential, Calgary, AB: “Spring Rally Direct Mail”
Homes by Avi (Edmonton) LP., Edmonton, AB: “Rosenthal Villas”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Orange Door
Homes by Avi (Edmonton) LP., Edmonton, AB: “Laurel and Maple Crest”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Orange Door
Milori Homes, North Vancouver, BC: “Walter’s Place”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Metrics Project Marketing
Vicky’s Homes, Edmonton, AB: “Stress Free and Move in Ready”

Print Ad
Brookfield Residential, Calgary, AB: “The Henry Print Ad”
Concert Properties, Vancouver, BC: “NAVÍO at The Creek”
Great Gulf, Milton, ON: “Arbor Peaks”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Community Agency
Great Gulf and Hullmark Developments Ltd., Toronto, ON: “home”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Community Agency
Losani Homes Ltd., Hamilton, ON: “Central Park”
     Concept, Creative and Production: McOuat Partnership

Sales Office – Low Rise
Adi Development Group, Burlington, ON: “Stationwest”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Drive Agency
Andrin Homes Ltd. And Heathwood Group Limited, Whitby, ON: “Country Lane”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Ryan Design International
Great Gulf, Milton, ON: “Arbor Peaks”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Community Agency
Minto Communities, Etobicoke, ON: “Minto Longbranch 2”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Montana Steele 
Zinc Developments Inc., Toronto, ON: “Wabash 35”
     Concept, Creative and Production: The Brand Factory

Sales Office – Mid- to High-Rise
Concert Properties, Vancouver, BC: “NAVÍO at The Creek”
Domicile Developments, Ottawa, ON: “The Corners on Main”
Milori Homes, North Vancouver, BC: “Walter’s Place”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Metrics Project Marketing
Solterra Development Corp., Burnaby, BC: “Milano”
The Tricar Group, London, ON: “Azure Condominiums”

Design/Decor Centre
Brookfield Residential, Calgary, AB: “The Ivy”
Granite Homes, Guelph, ON: “Granite Homes Design Studio”
Great Gulf, Toronto, ON: “Design Studio”
     Concept, Creative and Production: Community Agency
OakWood, Ottawa, ON: “Taylor Creek Drive Design Centre”
The Remington Group, Markham, ON: “Remington High Rise Design Studio”

Interior Decorating
Armco Capital, Halifax, NS: “Indigo Shores Model Home/Sales Office”
Brookfield Residential, Calgary, AB: “Lavello 2 in Legacy”
Homes by Avi, Calgary, AB: “Artesia Waterford”
Kylemore Communities/Angus Glen Development, Markham, ON: “The 6th Model Suite (203)”
Stepper Homes Ltd., Langdon, AB: “Stepper Homes – Boulder Creek Estates Showhome”

 

 

 

 

A Saskatoon home builder Delonix Homes

We are more than excited to be the title sponsors at the 1st annual 

Shaker Full of Wishes by Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan

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Join us for an evening of martinis shaken and stirred, light hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by The Dueling Pianos Show of Saskatoon. While joining uniquely-crafted martinis, guests will enjoy bidding on silent auction items and hearing inspirational Wish stories aimed at connecting families, businesses, and community members to our mission. The event will run from 7:00- 10:00 PM, and will be held in the William Pascoe Room at the Delta Bessborough Hotel.

Shaker Full of Wishes is an opportunity to connect the community to our powerful mission of bringing hope, strength and joy to the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Funds raised throughout the evening will help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions in Saskatchewan.

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Cocktail Chic Attire

 

We are going to be giving away several sets of tickets to this event so make sure you join us on Facebook at Delonix Homes for more information. 

 

 

Ok, Saturday morning, we’ve all sat on the couch, in front of the TV, somehow finding ourselves 5 hours later a self-proclaimed expert in home renovations and the TV show has provided you with every bit of information you need to take on that easy home renovation you’ve been wanting to start.

 

If you’ve ever been curious as to the truth behind all the Home Improvement reality shows and want some of the behind the scene insights to what is potentially fact or fiction. Here’s a brief idea of what you might not know. What is real and what is not, about home renovation shows may surprise you. 

 

The nice looking hosts have presented all the facts and accurate pricing for the project, and showcased all the details of a decrepit home with a disturbingly ugly kitchen and bathroom. In 30-60 minutes, that ugly house has become a magazine worthy dream home, and the “Big Reveal” shows every detail perfect, with the place settings on the table color-coordinated and counter top appliances now showcased beautifully in the gorgeous kitchen. Not to mention every method of construction is applied with the most leading edge technology and the crem dela crem finishes of expensive products.

Whoa WHAT! Is it really that easy…

I’ve actually sat in consultations with clients who have read questions from the Holmes on Holmes books and referenced comments made by the Property Brothers in magazines. The faces and names of many high profile reality TV shows are dominating the industry and sometimes cloud the reality of the real world home renovation industry. Today’s home improvement industry has turned into an industry of entertainment ~ “Reality TV” and based on drama that will hopefully boost ratings, but is it actually REALITY. How does one decipher what is fact and what is fiction, and more importantly what is best for you, your home, and your budget as the customer. Is it right for a TV personality to say “In no situation would it be advisable to use laminate countertops over stone”. Let’s take a look at some points to consider:

What you might not see on your favourite home improvement TV show…

“The boring and uninteresting factors” – OK we get that. If these were the parts that were included in these shows, they would be boring and short lived. Hence our point being that the intent of these shown is to drive ratings and entertain first and for most.

“The very technical aspects of the construction process , and some of the construction challenges that arise” – This is a huge factor to consider in any home renovation project and we don’t want to down play the importance of planning for the unknown. Sometimes they do expose themselves as very gruesome beasts, but with proper planning, a thorough review and invested time into all the details of the project, we should be able to minimize the unknown. Our point here is that sometimes they are not as bad as portrayed on the TV. In many cases, experienced and trustworthy contractors will be able to properly advise as to what potential pitfalls and conditions may arise. Sometimes the extent of unknown may require regrouping and working with the contractors team of professionals to source the best solution to the problem.

“Sourcing reputable contractors, bid/proposal reviews, and actually planning the project calendar” – This is probably one of the biggest considerations missed on many of these shows. The networks most likely conduct this process behind the scene, but would you know how and where to start sourcing for reputable and capable contractors for the job, without the help of the network. Seriously there are hundreds of truck and ladder companies out there. How do you know what you’re getting. The contractor needs to be well versed in that specific facet of construction. A strictly “New home builder” may not have the knowledge to take on an addition to a home built in the early 1900’s with balloon framing, cinder block foundation and know what will be required to construct the addition with integrity and foresee possible obstacles. They may not have the experience or knowledge in dealing with older methods of construction practices and how to tie them into the new construction, all while maintaining current code related considerations. It’s a tricky, but very important part of the process. Be relentless in your search. There are very, very capable and honest contractors in our industry. It’s your responsibility to hire the right one for the job. Remember too, most times you get what you pay for. What are the steps that the home owner takes to screen contractors, understand the complexity of the project, plan accordingly and just as important what is a fair price for the total scope of the project. Where in many of these shows does the network explain how to review bids and proposals and how to decipher the “Apples to apples” or sometimes “Apples to oranges” details of a bid/proposal. Is your bid a Stipulated fixed cost, or a Cost plus proposal? And what is the difference. Many home improvement shows are filmed outside of your city and pricing differences from labour costs to materials costs can play a big role in the pricing differences from that on the TV show. Not to mention the subsidized promotional products which are provided at a greatly reduced price. Compared to that of the TV shows, what are you paying for, what’s the actual costs that go into your project. And we’re talking about real costs, the costs that would be relevant to the demographic area you live in, and the costs of trades people who are not being subsidized for the opportunity to be showcased on the network show. Some shows may expose a quick glimpse on a tablet with a fancy plan and or a rough time line, but nowhere will you actually be able to see a fully detailed Gantt chart planning all the details. Some of these details would include, drawing up plans with architects, consulting engineers on structural issues, getting permits from local building officials, and reviewing the by-laws for your specific municipality, all of which can add months to a project. And that’s before any work has been done to your home. Many other factors go into planning and executing a project of any considerable size and these are only some of the points that home improvement shows fail to show. Let’s face it your average kitchen renovation would take between 4-7 weeks minimum. It would be hard to consider any amount of transparency be portrayed in a 30-60 min glorified TV show.  

Now we don’t want to portray everything as all doom and gloom. There are many positives that these home improvement shows have brought to light. Some of the design concepts are fantastic and really inspire the creative genius in home owners and designers. Making changes to your home is an exciting process, and these TV shows should be used as a modest avenue to inspire and motivate home owners to start the “Real world” process of their home renovation. Another positive result from home improvement shows is that product research and development is continuously advancing and companies are always looking for that next “better” product. This in turn has stimulated the industry to push the envelope and make better, safer and more Green building products to use in your home. Some of the shows have passed on a small amount of education, and encouraged homeowners to do their homework and really investigate the contractors and products being used. The home improvement industry as a whole has taken a huge leap forward, and reality TV shows will likely remain very popular. Home improvements are nothing new and its exciting that home owners will continue to invest more time and money into their single biggest financial and lifestyle investment, their homes. 

Are you prepared for the unknown?

Plan accordingly and the results will pay off. 

 

Here are a few things you may see on these home shows ~ but, are they “Real world” or just for “TV ratings”.

The renovation is started and completed while the home owners are away on a Disneyland vacation ~ For TV ratings

9.9 times out of 10 we find that our clients have jobs, have family members in school and or have ongoing obligations which mean they simply cannot leave their hometown for that length of time the project will take. Another consideration is that most home renovations carry a high price tag and most often just the expense of the renovation alone does not allow for a wonderful and expensive vacation coupled with the project. Most often home renovations are almost “Anti-climatic” at completion. On smaller renovations or renovations where home owners still live in the home, they actually see the process on a daily basis. It’s still exciting, but when you live through a renovation and experience the progress daily, the big reveal may not be as dramatic as portrayed on TV. If the renovation is of substantial size and includes several months of work, alternate living arrangements are made, be it a RV, family, friends or hotel. All these considered the “glam” is not always what it appears. 

At completion, the home is ready for professional photos and set to grace the cover of a magazine ~ For TV ratings

Most renovation projects end with some dust residue throughout the home, you kitchen pots and pans still in the big Rubbermaid containers sitting in the middle of the living room floor and your wash basin sitting in the bathtub waiting for the next bit of dishes. The fact is that even the best contractors will do a very good job at controlling dusts and as many inconveniences as possible, but in most cases a professional cleaning crew for the whole home is not something that was included in the budget. Nor was that professional design team with all their cutting edge accessories and fixtures and fresh flowers placed in several locations throughout the renovated space. In many cases of a kitchen renovation the existing, lightly used but not brand new appliances are placed back into their spots and the same toaster placed back on the counter. In a bathroom, the same soap dish and towel set may be used as well. Bottom line – seldom is it like what you see on TV.  

With proper planning the improvements will be fantastic. And you don’t always have to use the most expensive  products. The owners of this kitchen renovation felt that laminate counters better fit their budget and preferred the colour combination as well.

Changed your mind on your flooring selection the day before the crews are going to install – no problem! ~ For TV ratings

A successful renovation takes hours and hours of planning. Even after all the planning, things will inevitably change and a new plan made. Yes, this is part of construction and more specifically home renovations. Sometimes home renovations seem to be a living organism on their own. Our rule of thumb when we are in the initial stages of discussing the process and contents of a renovation, is – “anything is possible, pending your budget and timeline” The fact is that changes will always cost money and time. There is no way around it. Sure you can move that wall over 6″ but it will take time and money to do so. Want a different paint colour than the one we just had mixed yesterday, OK but we’ll have to go pick up a new supply and may not get to painting today. Many of these considerations will affect the timeline in a big way. If you want a different door profile on your kitchen cabinets, it’s going to take time and going to cost big. This brings us back to our initial process – Plan.

The most cutting edge and best products will be used in the construction of your renovation ~ For TV ratings

As we mentioned product research is a positive and introducing new and better products on the market are a good thing. Having said that, most of these products come with a higher price tag and may not actually be the best product for your job. Let’s look at the comment made earlier about laminate counters vs. stone counters. Sure stone might be prettier, or stronger but the cost difference to that of laminate is night and day. Simply put it just might not fit within your budget and that’s OK. Homes have been build for decades with batt insulation and have performed well. Sure a closed cell spray foam is a superior product but that does not mean that using batt insulation today is such an inferior or incorrect application of building materials. There are many ways to construct a sound home that is well within the levels of accepted building practices. There will always be advances made in materials research and production, but don’t be fooled that because it’s not the latest or most expensive product, that it won’t work for your renovation. Many TV shows are subsidized for the use and promotion of specific products. If you have question about a specific product that you have seen or heard of, don’t be scared to ask your contractor about it. Even more so, don’t be scared off if your contractor doesn’t know of the product or has not used it. It would be a full time job for us contractors to simply stay up to date with all the new products on the market. A good contractor will be upfront with you and do their own research on the product and help provide you with the education and decide if it would be a good product to include in your project while keeping you on budget.

Home renovations can be very stressful and sometimes be a strain on the family and family dynamics ~”Real world”

Sadly this is very much a real world consideration in many renovations. The strain that renovations can take on the normality of life can be overwhelming and depending the length and financial expense, can be devastating. On some occasions reality TV shows do show home owners who have been overcome with emotion. Some have challenging decisions to make and some of these decisions include big financial and time considerations. Having your life/home turned upside down in chaos is hard enough. Toss in unexpected delays, big additional expenses and the multitude of different personalities affected alongside you. This is unquestionably a recipe for emotion. Taking on renovations can be extremely stressful and can also tax family relationships. As we mentioned prior, in the real world, you are likely to continue living in your home during the renovation and experience all the drama of the construction process. Although completely avoiding stress and any changes from the original plan, is not possible, do discuss the “What-if’s”  with your contractor… And plan, plan, plan.

Any major home renovation can be done in 60 mins, OK a weekend, maybe a week, and the best contractors will be able to start tomorrow ~ “For TV ratings”

As we touched on above there are so many factors that go into a home renovation, and each of these factors take time. The faintest though that your  renovation will be a weekend project is simply setting unrealistic expectations. There is no way! Many of the projects featured on these home improvement shows can’t even be done in 60 days, 90 days, and sometimes longer. We have been with clients at initial consultations and they are surprised when we tell them that their cabinet package alone will take 6-8 weeks to build. The reality is that home renovations take considerably more time than what is shown on TV. Obviously our point is that real world renovations always take considerably longer than they do on TV. Exhaust your pre-project discussions with planning and more planning and educate yourselves the best you can. It’s always better to be armed with more information, than be caught with your pants down. 

Completing home renovations can make your ugly house a functional and beautiful home ~ “Real world”

As mentioned above, we love this as a positive impact of these reality TV shows. They often bring in really creative teams and have the ability to quickly showcase a functional transition from “drab to fab”. Some of the shows do provide, surface scratching education. It’s up to you in the real world to continue your research and gain more of the necessary information. When considering a design team, ensure they listen to you and your needs. Too often designers have the tendency to impress their own concepts and ideas. 

It has to get uglier before it gets better

Every person, vendor, trades people are the best at what they do and will show up on time every day to your job and make deadlines indefinitely ~ “For TV ratings”

Part of running a successful contracting company requires a good balance of on-going projects. Never have we seen or heard of a company taking on 1 job at a time and being profitable in doing so. In the real world a good contractor will run a tight schedule and continue to push for positive results. However, things do come up and most of the time they are simply part of the construction industry. The multitude of scenarios is endless and these are not excuses for being late or missing a deadline, rather factors that affect the real world of construction. Good contractors will be much better at making and meeting priority requirements and pulling out all the stops to get back on track. In reality TV often the crews work solely on one project and then move production to another once 100% complete.

Things can happen that may be unexpected which may cost extra and extend the timeline of the project ~ “Real world”

There is nothing closer to the truth when considering a large scale home renovation. Take our word, your renovation will not be as precisely scripted as the one on prime time TV. No one knows what you’ll find when you open up walls and floors, but it is often something expensive, especially in an older house. There are so many things that can happen that you can’t foresee, the fact of the matter is that renovations can and often go over budget. A good contractor will encourage setting aside a contingency fund, and will have a good understanding of some of the potential problems that could arise. However, well not many people can see through walls and predict every possible problem. Not many of the TV shows have the homeowners set aside contingency funds. It’s a good thing to do. The bigger the job the bigger the contingency fund. 

Even in a small bathroom are you prepared to find this? 

Hiring a professional designer, cleaner and florist will enhance the finished visual affect of the project ~ “Real world”

Nothing is free. Not even in the reality TV world. Someone paid for that professional design service and those flowers were paid for by someone. Having said that, yes a professional designer will absolutely help generate a much more visual inspiring area. However, we are a firm believer in “Your home is what YOU make it”. Not all beautiful spaces will be magazine caliber, because not all people like and appreciate the same things. OK maybe some updated finishings and accessories will help spruce up the area but at the end of the day these are not considerations that were probably made and included in the original contract price. 

In summary, these TV shows can be enjoyable to watch and may even provide some very brief information which can be used to ignite your renovation project. They can provide ideas and stimulate you to actually get going on your own project. However, understand that there is much more behind the scenes factors that go into a successful home renovation project. Do your homework, know the realities of conducting home renovations the right way and source out the best professionals for the job. You’ll be glad you did.

 

Delonix Homes is a Home builder in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and a Saskatoon Renovations contractor, with extensive experience in home renovations. They were named Renovator of the Year in 2015 by the Saskatoon and Region Home Builders Association, are a Certified Professional Home Builder and have many other industry based building accolades to their name. With this extensive experience spanning decades, their entire team of professionals has been involved in renovations from simple bathrooms to $500,000+ additions on early 1900 homes. The purpose of this article is encourage home owners to look a bit deeper into the reality of real world renovations. While some TV shows may provide better information than others, home owners should caution themselves in believing that TV shows express all factual and real world situations. 

Contact Delonix Homes for your no obligation, no charge consultation for your renovation project. Click HERE 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saskatoon kitchen Renovation ~ yields a letter from 1920 about a cow. 

We just wanted to share a small keep sake that we found in one of our recent kitchen renovations.  While conduction demo on this 1906 kitchen we found a letter dated May 22 1920. It has a 3cent stamp of king George on the corner.  Any way the letter was talking about a cow that was for sale. The cow had nice horns and they were selling it for $125. 

Letter from 1920

So very humbled to be awarded Best Campaign at the 25th Annual Bridges Awards held Feb 11, 2017 by the Saskatoon and Region Home Builders Association. Being the 25th annual celebration of Saskatoons residential home building industry, this was a very special win for our entire team. Team Delonix extends a big congratulations to all the finalists and winners at this prestigious celebration of Saskatoons finest home building companies. We also have to say a huge thanks to the association for being the massive support to our industry and the city of Saskatoon. There is so much to be proud of, being part of this association and wonderful city.

The home building industry in Saskatoon is competitive, and we know it. Delonix Homes is a premium new home builder in Saskatoon and the focus of this campaign was to hone in on what we offer, that is over and above competition. 

25th Annual Bridges Awards ~ Winners

After coming off 2 solid years of really promoting our construction work, 2014 Renovator of the Year and Best Design and 2015 Best Production Home up to 1300 sq.ft. we wanted to showcase some other aspects of our business that we are constantly working on. We are such a small company compared to some of the others in the city, however we still have the same approach to excellence and want our customers to know that we have their best interest at heart. Delonix Homes is heavily invested into our industry and new home building in Saskatoon. We want to be the best home builders in Saskatoon and strive to do so in every aspect of our business. The win at this years 25th Annual Bridges Awards was extra special and really expressed our thoughts and approach to the planing of “The Narrows” home collection. Here’s the basics of what our Best Campaign consisted of:

Delonix Homes has been a leader in the Saskatoon Renovations market for the last decade, and is very well known for exceptional quality and customer satisfaction. Over the last 3 years we have seen a huge demand for our New homes in Saskatoon. We have researched, in great depth, what our customers want and the enhancements that we can offer within our niche and how to incorporate these needs into a superior product. The product that we marketed in this campaign is our exclusive “The Narrows” home collection. The Narrows is a collection of 3 Saskatoon home plans which are custom designed to fit perfectly on Saskatoons narrow lots and in-fill designs. Our desire was intended to engage both young professionals and downsizing retirees, by showcasing our collection of elite Narrow lot homes in Saskatoon. The campaign was to showcase our “No Compromise” approach to building these Narrow/lane access homes. The campaign was intended to promote, and build on our “Best Production Home” award from last year and showcase 3 brilliantly designed homes specifically for Narrow lots and in-fills. We wanted to broaden the awareness that Narrow lot homes do not need to compromise on premium design and build characteristics. Showcasing our “No Compromise” approach to, building with passion, quality and desire to work with our clients, was important as well. We achieved this by conveying our attention to detail and presenting the information seamlessly with a no-clutter approach. The campaign was intended to target young professionals and individuals looking to downsize, but including individuals that did not want to compromise on higher-end finishings and design.

 

We are very proud to be a finalist again at this years Saskatoon Home Builders, Bridges Awards. Held this Feb

Building the best Homes in Saskatoon .

25th Annual Bridges Awards ~ Finalists

 

For over 9 years now Delonix Homes has been building the best garage packages in Saskatoon. We have completed over 200 detached garages and there is a clear reason why Delonix is the #1 Garage contractor in Saskatoon. Although we don’t build a garage for every person that contacts for a quote, a large number of our clients are impressed with the high quality of construction, our referral ratings, and what we offer over and above our competition. You see our approach to building a garage is no different than the approach we take building our New Homes in Saskatoon. We take pride in every project, big or small. We constantly get asked what the “Standard” garage package is. What we are seeing is that there really is no “Standard”. Everything from “The Man Cave” to “Art and Photography Studios” to “Home Offices” are being developed in our Saskatoon garage packages. Yes there are standard sizes, but we are proud to be one of Saskatoon’s only garage package builders who will completely customize your garage to exactly what you want. Being a new home builder in Saskatoon, Delonix Homes has worked long and hard to surround ourselves with a solid team of professional sub trades, some of which we have worked exclusively with for over  almost a decade. Each sub trade that we work with is an essential part of the professional team that we bring to each and every one of our projects. It is with this that we are able to provide a “Complete” service to each and every client. 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few things people are saying about our garage packages:

Delonix Construction was and excellent selection for the building of my garage and gazebo. They provided plenty of information for each step of the project and were willing to listen to customer suggestions, concerns
and budget. The construction work itself is superior. I’m very happy with the finished project
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BEP

Daryl and his crew at Delonix Construction built a great work shop/man cave for myself this summer. From our initial planning and discussion through to final construction Daryl provided me with a great product that was on time and most importantly on budget. Also, he provided great flexibility and willingness to change items as needed during construction in order to give me the product that I wanted. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer Delonix construction to my family, friends, or in another project for myself. Well done.

Thanks 

Darren Gronvold Saskatoon

I watched my neighbors garage disappear one morning & over the next several weeks a new stylish garage appeared. I spoke to one of the workers who was driving the Bobcat. He gave some info. I found out later that that was Daryl. He said he would give me an estimate for building a garage for me. I approved and my garage was just completed. Daryl has a fantastic crew of friendly, capable people in his group. They all made the process possible & for me, exciting! They always had a smile for me no matter how nosey I was!!

Sharon Ortman

Delonix Construction built a beautiful single garage for us in the spring of 2015. We were keen to have the garage match our 1911 home, and Daryl spent a great deal of time with us discussing economical options, colours, and added features so that the garage would add to the value and aesthetics of our property. Not only did the final product exceed our expectations, but the company was prompt, reliable, and very pleasant to work with—much appreciated! I would highly recommend Delonix to anyone wishing a professional building experience.

Bev Brenna, Saskatoon.

I am thrilled with my new garage built by Delonix, who also expertly handled the demolition of my old shed.  I was looking for something different, in keeping with the character of my 1929 home, and Daryl really understood that.  He took great pains to achieve exactly what I had in mind and was extremely generous with his time, from our very first conversation through to the conclusion of the build.  He was also very accommodating of adjustments I wanted to make along the way.  For inspiration during the planning stage I found it helpful to visit some of the other homes and garages Delonix has built here in the city; to my eye the Delonix structures really stand out as exceptional.  I was also impressed by the excellent tradespeople Delonix brought in to take care of the concrete and electrical, and especially by the team of Daryl and the amazing Martin who put in many hours on the build.  It’s obvious these guys love what they do and take a lot of pride in getting things right.  My garage is just what I hoped it would be and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Delonix to anyone. 

Deborah

I had the opportunity to work with Delonix Construction this past year in relation to exterior work on my house, including:

–          stripping the exterior siding of my house and garage;

–          insulating the house exterior;

–          replacing siding on house and garage;

–          replacement of eaves troughs, soffits, facia on house and garage;

–          all new windows and doors throughout.

Daryl always kept me informed on the progress of the work and what the next step would be, the work and everyone I dealt with associated with Delonix was very professional.  My expectations of the work and both the time required and access to the property that was required was managed very well from the beginning to the end of the project. All my questions were addressed promptly and all communications I had were very friendly and professional.  The cost of the project was reviewed in detail with me before the project commenced, and any changes or alterations throughout were drawn to my attention immediately.  At the conclusion of the project the cost was very close to the original quote, with no surprises. 

I would not hesitate to recommend Delonix Construction for any home renovation project.  I was extremely pleased with my experience.

J. Mitchell Saskatoon, SK

 

When considering any renovation or project that is an extension to your home, it’s important to have all the information, know all the guideline and hire professionals that have experience in the field. Some garages are more involved than others for sure, but that doesn’t mean attention to important details should be compromised. There are many people that have trucks and trailers filled with tools, however this does not guarantee workmanship with integrity. Delonix Homes is a Certified Professional Home Builder and a proud member of the Saskatoon and Region Home Builders Association and we have the experience to tackle any of you Saskatoon renovations and Saskatoon garage packages.